Several labor unions rejected the min. wage deal


The Confederation of Bank Employee Unions announced on Wednesday that it rejected the minimum wage raise agreed Tuesday in the cabinet, National News Agency reported.

The confederation also said that “the General Workers Union’s decision to suspend the strike does not reflect the wishes of Lebanon’s laborers.”

It announced that “it insists on its demand to correct all wages without exception” and called on the GWU to resume a general strike.

The National Federation of Workers and Employee Unions of Lebanon and the Federation of Health Sector Workers also rejected the decision and demanded that the government reconsider it.

The cabinet decided on Tuesday night to raise the minimum wage from 500,000 LL to 700,000 L.L, and to raise wages of up to 1 million L.L by 200,000 L.L and wages ranging from 1 million to 1,8 million L.L. by 300,000 L.L

The economic committees voiced their reservation over the cabinet’s decision, while the GWU suspended the strike that was planned for October 12.